Return of the prodigy

Wyckoff, Peter
September 1992
Yankee;Sep92, Vol. 56 Issue 9, p20
Profiles math prodigy Zerah Colburn, born in Vermont in 1804 who gave lightning-fast answers to difficult math questions at age seven. Examples; American and European tours; Money-making schemes of Colburn's father; Faltering success in later years; Return home to family.


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